Check out this discussion between City Councilors Jim Cote and Dick Blazar during the Public Safety & Transportation committee last Wednesday after a revision to the West Newton Square plan was made to appease the police chief.

They blame the most vulnerable road users. Then, Committee Chairman Jay Ciccone repeatedly cites some obscure agreement from the Mann administration to delay the project from going out to bid, even though it has broad-based support from stakeholders.

Hopefully, in the new year, there will be new leadership in PS&T that will not hide from the challenge of building safe infrastructure where it’s needed the most.